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Today in History Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2022. There are 362 days left in…

Today in history

Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2022. There are 362 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On January 3, 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to American forces, 10 days after taking refuge in the Vatican diplomatic mission.

To this date :

In 1777, General George Washington’s army routed the British at the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

In 1861, more than two weeks before Georgia separated from the Union, state militia captured Fort Pulaski on the orders of Governor Joseph E. Brown. The Delaware House and Senate voted against secession from the Union.

In 1868, the Meiji Restoration restored the authority of the Emperor of Japan and heralded the downfall of the military rulers known as shoguns.

In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation.

In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced that the United States was officially ending diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot dead Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, died in a Dallas hospital.

In 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Mike Markkula (MAHR’-kuh-luh) Jr.

In 2002, an Alabama judge ruled that former Ku Klux Klansman member Bobby Frank Cherry was mentally fit to stand trial for murder in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. (Cherry was later convicted and served a life sentence until her death in November 2004.)

In 2007, Gerald R. Ford was laid to rest on the grounds of his Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a ceremony in front of thousands of spectators.

In 2008, Illinois Senator Barack Obama won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, while Mike Huckabee won the Republican caucuses.

In 2013, students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, gathered again at another building in the town of Monroe about three weeks after the massacre that claimed the lives of 20 first graders. and six educators. The new 113th Congress has opened, with Speaker of the House John Boehner (BAY’-nur) re-elected to his post despite a mini-revolt in the Republican ranks.

In 2020, the United States killed Iran’s top general in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport; the Pentagon said General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force, had “actively made plans to attack diplomats and the US military” in Iraq and elsewhere. Iran warned of retaliation.

Ten years ago: the Iowa Republican Party held its caucuses; although Mitt Romney was originally considered the winner by an extremely narrow eight votes, officials later said Rick Santorum actually beat Romney by 34 votes; in Democratic caucuses, President Barack Obama ran unopposed.

Five years ago: Ford Motor Co. canceled plans to build a new $ 1.6 billion plant in Mexico and said it would invest at least some of the savings in new electric vehicles and autonomous. The NAACP National President and five others have been arrested after staging a sit-in at the Alabama offices of Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s candidate for United States Attorney General. Fox News star Megyn Kelly has been announced to be leaving the network to work at NBC News.

A year ago: A wave of current and former Republican officials warned that President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse election results were undermining Americans’ confidence in democracy. A bipartisan group of 10 senators issued a statement saying the election was over and further efforts to cast doubt on the outcome were “contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people.” The 10 living former defense secretaries, writing in The Washington Post, warned against any attempt to involve the military in prosecuting allegations of electoral fraud, saying it would drag the country into “dangerous, illegal territory. and unconstitutional “. Nancy Pelosi was narrowly re-elected as president, giving her the reins of the slim Democratic majority in the House. Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at the age of 78.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dabney Coleman turns 90. Journalist-author Betty Rollin is 86 years old. Hockey Hall of Fame Bobby Hull is 83 years old. Singer-songwriter-producer Van Dyke Parks is 79 years old. Musician Stephen Stills is 77 years old. Rock musician John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) is 76 years old. Actor Victoria Principal is 72 years old. Actor-director Mel Gibson is 66 years old. Actor Shannon Sturges is 54 years old. Actor John Ales is 53 years old. Jazz musician James Carter is 53 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 50 years old. Musician Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) is 47 years old. Actor Jason Marsden is 47 years old. Actor Danica McKellar is 47 years old. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez is 46 years old. Singer Kimberley Locke (TV: “American Idol”) is 44 years old. Actor Kate Levering is 43 years old. 41. Actress Nicole Beharie is 37 years old. Pop musician Mark Pontius is 37 years old. R&B singer Lloyd is 36 years old. Pop-rock musician Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle (shel) Rae) is 36 years old. Actor Alex D. Linz is 33 years old.

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